Microsoft, Cisco, and many PC vendors offer certification programs for systems administrators, engineers, technicians, and support staff. Along with vendor certification programs there are also independent organizations that provide industry standard and vendor-neutral programs, most notably CompTIA, which provides programs for desktop technicians, network engineers, and Internet professionals among others. Certifications are an excellent way for employers to quickly size up the skills of a prospective employee without needing to ask a series of very detailed questions. This is one reason why certifications are often listed as requirements for a job or why having specific certifications make your resume more likely to be considered for a job if other candidates are lacking in certifications. Although certification programs have been available for almost every IT profession for over a decade, certifications for Mac-specific knowledge have been almost nonexistent for much of that time.

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Read More. Advertisement But what if you could fix your iPhone yourself Something Broken? Learn To Fix Anything With These 4 Websites You can spend hundreds of dollars to have a professional help you out, or you can learn how to fix it yourself for the cost of some tools and a couple hours of work. Read More? What does it take to become a certified Apple repairman? And is it worth pursuing as a career? Those already employed at an Apple-authorized service facility get it through their workplace.

This is listed on the Apple website. This makes sense. Learn how to get rid of static electricity today. Read More , and safety. Pearson VUE administers the exams online. Candidates are encouraged to use Apple references to help them answer the exam questions. If you failed, my commiserations. You should get some feedback on the areas you were weakest on. Go back, study harder, and try again — but keep in mind it could be an expensive cycle if you keep failing the exam.

If you passed, congratulations. For a great many people, Apple is a religion, and getting a job with them is akin to joining the priesthood. One of the most respected jobs you can get at Apple Retail is as a Genius.

As a result, competition is fierce. According to cultofmac. Why not try troubleshooting your own Mac first next time? There are other benefits to working from the Apple Store. Of course, you get significant discounts on hardware. Your first port of call should be iFixit , which has repair tutorials for a variety of devices, including iPhones and iPads.

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